Have you ever stood in line for hours so you could nab one of those black Friday deals for one of your kids? It brings us joy to be able to give our children something they’ve been wanting, and even more so, your Heavenly Father delights in giving us good gifts. Pastor Ed Hedding highlights the parable of the persistent widow during our Tuesday Devotional segment, encouraging us with the character and delight God has in responding to our requests. Let’s pray and not give up!
Is there a right way to retire? What does the Bible say about our senior years? Retired Doctor of Geriatric Medicine Dr. John Dunlop says that we need a balanced plan of rest and work to flourish as we age. He will give us some examples of good and bad retirement habits and show how these years can be a time of spiritual and physical rejuvenation and service to God.
Ed Hedding is Senior Pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bettendorf. He is a graduate of Liberty University and has been in full time ministry since 1987. He loves his wife Diane and three grown children Joshua, Bethany, and Daniel and grandson Christopher Kime. In his spare time he enjoys running outside, golfing and reading. His favorite vacations are at the beach.
John Dunlop (MD, Johns Hopkins University) practiced geriatric medicine for thirty-eight years and taught in the bioethics program at Trinity International University. He now lives in New Haven, Connecticut, where he taught at the Yale School of Medicine. Dunlop is the author of Finishing Well to the Glory of God; Wellness for the Glory of God; and Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia.